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Car History Windsor ON

If you're buying a used car, it's recommended that you get a car history report before making your decision. Find out what you should look out for and why it may not help to get a report after you've already bought the car.

Discount Car and Truck Rentals
(905) 873-1828
354 Guelph Street
Georgetown, ON
 
K-W Wheels In Motion
(519) 579-4000
195 Union Street East
Waterloo, ON
 
North Shore Ford
(705) 461-1550
39 Perini Road
Elliot Lake, ON
 
Kanata Toyota
(613) 271-8200
600-2500 Palladium Drive
Kanata, ON
 
Jim Gardhouse Motors Limited
(519) 376-4882
R.R. #5 Sunset Strip
Owen Sound, ON
 
Bolton Honda
(905) 457-0888
65 Pillsworth Road
Bolton, ON
 
Dixie Plymouth Chrysler
(905) 452-1000
8050 Dixie Road
Brampton, ON
 
Victory Ford Lincoln Sales Ltd
(519) 436-1430
370 Richmond Street
Chatham, ON
 
Sunrise Toyota
(705) 325-4000
611 Sundial Dr. Box 806
Orillia, ON
 
Upper Valley Dodge Chrysler Limited
(613) 735-6883
775 Pembroke Street East
Pembroke, ON
 

Car History

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(NC)-If you're shopping for a used vehicle, the Ontario Motor Vehicle Industry Council (OMVIC) recommends that you purchase a vehicle history report from CarProof (www.carproof.com) or CARFAX (www.carfax.com) before making a final decision. These reports provide important details that may impact whether or not you purchase a particular vehicle or the price you're willing to pay, such as the vehicle's odometer readings, branding information and accident disclosure.

"Surprisingly, many consumers get a vehicle history report after they have made their vehicle purchase. At this point, it may be too late to take action if you are concerned about the findings, especially if you bought the vehicle privately," says Brenda McIntyre of OMVIC, the motor vehicle industry's regulatory body.

To order a vehicle history report, you will need your vehicle's Vehicle Identification Number (or VIN, shown on the ownership permit) or a Used Vehicle Information Package, available from the Ministry of Transportation.

What to look for on a vehicle history report:

Odometer readings: Look for discrepancies between the odometer reading and the car's age or visible wear and tear.

Branding: Vehicle brands indicate whether a vehicle has been severely damaged in the past. Determine if the vehicle has been branded and what the brand means.

Liens: If a lien is held on a vehicle and the debt is not repaid, the creditor may have the right to take possession and sell it to recover the money owed. Ensure the vehicle is free of liens.

Prior use: Daily rentals, taxis and police vehicles arrive on the market with more wear and tear than a privately owned vehicle.

- News Canada